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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
now, in the hands of authorities. >>> an alert for parents. the government issuing a warning about a popular product, after the deaths of five newborns. >>> and rover behind the wheel? yep. teaching dogs to drive. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin with that developing story from syria's civil war. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against their own people. but one top official warned this summer that they would only be used against what he called external aggression. >> and that sarin gas that alex just mentioned, it is extremely toxic. a single drop can kill a person in a matter of moments.
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
. the government is warning reverse mortgages are not free money. >> turn equity into tax free cash. >> give you tax free cash. >> they're not being told. about the downside. >> reporter: right now in america, 57 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% foreclosure rate, 4 times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and urban development will recommend congress prohibit large lump sum payments and recommend seniors be careful with reverse mortgages. is the reverse mortgage the last option? >> i really think it should be, absolutely. >> reporter: an option. >> it is a wonderful house. >> reporter: linda mcmahon regrets taking. >> i hope somebody enjoys it. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, washington. >> you have to feel for her, too. here's the problem in a nutshell. unlike traditional mortgage. make your payments. equity. a reverse mortgage pays out equity in your home as cash. increases your debt and decreases your equity. that's the problem in a nutshell. that's how the woman got into the situation she did. it sounds good
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Dec 7, 2012 3:40am PST
of the iceberg? >> sure, all over the government everywhere you look. >> reporter: what? >> waste, incompetence and stupidity. >> reporter: can you ever be too prepared for the zombie apocalypse? jonathan karl, abc news, capitol hill. >> what's that? it's hard to make the case for raising taxes when you see some of the crap our taxes go for. you know what i mean? so those stories do not help the cause for some on capitol hill. you know what i mean? >> it's called waste management. >> the government. >>> coming up next, who was planning to make money now off "the david letterman show" petraeus sex scandal? >>> and we have breaking celebrity news involved a quarterback and a supermodel next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. celebrity news involved a quarterback and a supermodel ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny in the house! >> skinny's in the house! >> oh, willis. ♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny in the house! >> skinny's in the house! >> oh, willis. >>> and you know who else is in the house? another baby for
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Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
65 to 67. that would help the government save almost $6 billion a year, according to one study, though it would also come at a cost. an average of $700 more in out-of-pocket costs for those seniors no longer eligible for medicare, not to mention additional health care costs for employers. and, diane, you talked about the political cold front here in washington, d.c. how frosty are things? well, house speaker john boehner did come to the white house last night for president obama's annual holiday party for members of congress, but he did not get in the receiving line to say hello to the president and get a picture taken with him as he has done in previous years and as dozens, if not hundreds, of members of congress did last night. diane? >> okay, jake tapper reporting from the white house tonight. >>> and now we head overseas. take a look at the size of this protest today in cairo, egypt, tahrir square, tens of thousands of protesters reeling from tear gas but determined to send a message to the world about their new duel over democracy, and here's abc's alex marquardt. >> repor
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
turn to our consumer watchdog. the government sounding the alarm tonight about something that affects millions of older americans. you may have seen commercials calling for a reverse mortgage. but tonight, abc news has learned there's growing concern and the government may be ready to take action. here's abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> it was just grand. this was our dream. >> reporter: the family home, dream and nest egg for wisconsin's linda and jim mcmahon. until it had to be sold out from under linda to pay back a reverse mortgage as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter, sorry to hear about your husband passing away. buy the house or move out. >> reporter: reverse mortgages give homeowners an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. allowing them to stay in the house until death. but only people 62 and older qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage, so, when her older husband died, she lost everything. it's only one danger inherent in the reverse mortgage. >> hi, i'm fred thompson. >> hi, i'm henry winkler. >> reporter: critics say t
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
palace in cairo. a clashes of pro and anti-government mobs. president morsi is promising to meet with opposition leaders but won't give up his absolute power over the government. he is also refusing to cancel next week's vote on a new constitution. president obama spoke with morsi yesterday via phone, calling the violence unacceptable. >>> and back here at home, we get a new snapshot of the economy this morning, when the government releases its jobs report for the month of november. it's believed that several factors combined seriously hampered last month's hiring. among them, concerns about the looming fiscal cliff. and other factors, as well. abc's tahman bradley has that story from washington. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is still three weeks away. but the economy may have already taken a hit. economists predict the government's monthly jobs report, due out later this morning, will show that employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason job creation slowed. but worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an immaterial pac
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
with that threat looming, lawmakers are still very far apart on their way to rein in government. there are differences on full display for all of us to see over the weekend. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: fiscal cliff talks have hit a stalemate. with only 29 days to go, republicans and democrats remain far apart. and over the weekend, there was worry negotiations may actually fail. >> i think we're going over the cliff. it's clear to me they made a political calculation. before president obama and his team are demanding that they allow bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans expire. >> there's no way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations. those rates have to go up. >> reporter: but republicans have drawn a line in the sand in raising tax rates. instead, signaling they're open to raising revenue by limiting the tax code. it's a major sticking point. holding up a deal. >> right now, i'd say we're nowhere. >> reporter: president obama is looking for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years. speaker boehner is
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
government. so it's still years away from being finished. >> i'm sure one of the things we appreciate are the photos viewers sent in. they allow us to get images we might not get otherwise. among impressive photos showing this one. check out people paddling around ramp. looks like venice. joined by ducks. can you imagine? what are you doing here? taxi driver barry ne mailed thus picture. it's a street flooding sunday morning in pacific heights around post and fill more streets. and let's take a look at the strike now. pg&e reports 345,000 people are in the bay area. it was bad at one point. average rainfall five inches. parts of lake and yuba counties got more than 250 inches of rain. despite that, keep in mind reservoirs still need more rain. le.ington reservoirs about 40% at this point moment. we'll get it. more rain expected this week. be sure to stay with us for continuing storm watch coverage and don't forget you can track systems any time you want, it's convenient with live doppler 7 hd. we'll keep you up to date on weather. >> we have breaking news now out of concord tonight. s
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
bay owner says the government is misrepresenting and has hired an attorney and filed against the federal government. >>> protesters plan to bare it all again today if there is approval on the nudity ban. nudists stripped down two weeks ago when the board ed to give initial approval to the ordinance. would it prohibit nudity on streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces fines would start at $100 if approved people would allowed to walk around naked at certain parades, fairs and festivals. >>> new word from across the pond on how the pregnant duchess of cambridge is feeling as she remains hospitalized for severe morning sickness. katie marzullo is live with the latest on royal baby watch. >> reporter: the pwfrbgs bc's royal correspondent -- the bbc's royal correspondent has tweeted she is feeling better. she will be in the hospital for a couple of days. first thing this morning prince william caught on tape walking quickly into the london hospital where his wife is being treated for acute morning sickness. painful way to kickoff pregnancy giving so much pleasure to everyone
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
ahead. >>> welcome back, everybody. when the government released thursday's gdp report, there was a milestone number in there. u.s. corporate profits hit an all-time high between july and september, rising at an annual rate of 3.5%. the strength was driven by financial companies whose domestic profits rose by more than $71 billion during those three months. >>> potential buyers are lining up to try to acquire hostess brands, maker of twinkies, now that final moves to close the business has been approved in bankruptcy court. 18,000 workers are losing their jobs. but hostess did get court approval to give top executives bonuses, totalling almost $2 million. >>> it's back to the bargaining table today for negotiators trying to end the ongoing strike at the nation's busiest port system. union workers at the los angeles and long beach harbors walked off the job three days ago, shutting down most of the terminals which actually handle 40% of the country's import trade. union workers claim shippers are outsourcing jobs. >>> and fast food workers walked off the job in new york city thursday
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
letter he and the city government showing their naked protests two weeks ago. they accuse the board president of violating the b and of sensorship for calling a recess when commotion broke out that. led cameras ras to stop rolling. the da says protestors need to contact the ethics commission for a review. >> thank you. >> just ahead another big decision in san francisco today that will affect thousands of kids. >> find out what the muni plans to go ahead. >> a north bay man's plan to keep his oyster farm over. >> efforts >>> low income children in san francisco will be soon able to ride muni for free. the decision after more than a year of debate. abc 7 news reporter was at the transportation agency board of directors meeting and joins us now to explain the pilot program. >> and the program will make muni free to children of low income san francisco families. and only working for next year but it's been a long, two year battle to get to this point. >> families have been fighting for two years for this moment. the board of directors this afternoon voted to aloe indicate $1.6 million
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
designated a wilderness area when the land was transferred to the federal government in the 1960s. the lease expires tomorrow. >> congress back then intended for drake's estero to become wilderness. today he has made it clear he is going to honor that intent. >> today he said it's one of our crown jewels. we are fulfilling the vision to protect this place for generations to come. he has worked here for 30 years. he'll be unemployed after tomorrow. >> i feel bad for the company here, my job and my home. >> it will have an impact on the market. according to the farm it produces nearly 40% of california's oyster harvest. but aim any of the west environmental action agency, that humboldt bay has been expanding operations to fill the void. other groups have promised to help find jobs for the workers of the farm. the future is uncertain. >> it started with native americans and became a commercial operation almost a hundred years ago. it's not really about one family. >> just 33 days left until the so-called fiscal cliff is reached, in washington, d.c. treasury-secretary timothy geithner is trying
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
know, this folds into the government, doesn't it? >> jimmy: i think it does work. >> you can't give people money and help them. it doesn't work. >> jimmy: yeah, but they're willing to try. >> yeah, they are definitely willing -- oh, god. did you bring up a sore one. >> jimmy: why don't you make an announcement right now, you are headed home and you won't be giving any money to anyone. >> rather them than the government. >> jimmy: i see. >> you better give your money away before it gets taken. >> jimmy: you don't really get a choice, though. and i don't think it counts. you can't tax credit, "gave money to my aunt martha." >> actually, you can. you can give away gifts to your family and friends. >> jimmy: this means you've been giving a lot of money to your family. >> rather them than the government. that's how i look at it. >> jimmy: this is the second season of "last man standing." >> yes. >> jimmy: and you are now on friday nights. [ applause ] >> well, you know what happened? originally, they wanted to put reba's show "malibu country" after us. she got very particular about the c
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
infant recliner blamed for five deaths. new action just announced by government officials. >>> catch the raiders and broncos tonight here on abc 7. larry biel and sports anchor mike shumann will tweet during the game you can follow them. you can also get updates on facebook.com/abc7news. >>> welcome back. doesn't this make you feel better about the morning commute? it won't be raining and your commute won't take three times as long. let's talk about fun. temperatures in the 50s now. as we head into the noon hour when the gates open over at the coliseum, 56°, we start to see sun break out, brighter 3:00 and 58, game time 5:20, partly cloudy and 56, 9:00 still partly cloudy, around 50°. have fun. >>> new morning, the duchess of cambridge has left a london hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. this is new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the hospital early this morning. her husband prince william by her side. both smiling politely, flowers i'm sure he got her. the royal couple's office says kate will head to kensington palac
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Dec 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
. but the skies darkened for him, he said, when he refused to bribe the government. he started a company that turned jungle plants into med sun, but he says, his failure to bribe brought on a raid on his lab last may, on suspicion he was manufacturing meth. he was never charged. then, last month, just a day after four of his dogs were poisoned, his neighbor, faull, was found shot in the head. weeks earlier, say officials, this petition, obtained by abc news, complaining of mcafee's shotgun slinging security guards and his vicious dogs. >> he loved dogs. he couldn't hurt or harm anyone's dogs. we didn't get along. he drank too much. he did not have a bad heart. he could not have poisoned dogs. >> reporter: his antics have left many questioning his sanity. paranoid? >> i don't think so. why do they keep -- i think you or someone were there when they were searching. if they're not after me, then we have a mass hallucination and we should all commit ourselves. >> reporter: to avoid that man hunt, he hid. what's been the hardest part? >> not seeing the sun a lot. when we were inside, can't go
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
report, coming up. >> also, trouble in cairo. violence breaks out on streets why the government is turning tanks on every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. >>> 4:43 on this thursday day morning. live look at highway 87 in san jose looks a little overcast, maybe fog. what is going on today raiders much -- [ inaudible ] >>> right now breaking news out of san francisco water gushing everywhere 50 feet into the air after a car crashes into a fire hydrant south of market at second and folsom. the driver is being treated on the scene. you can see a lot of police officers there. san francisco police say the driver will be taken into custody on suspicion of possible dui. if you are going to be in that area be careful of that gushing water. >>> this morning, an america's cup competitor is caution oracle team u.s.a. of spying. the italian team has filed
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
all rules were complied with. >> the federal government file aid lawsuit against makers of a baby recliner blamed on the death of five people. >> it's a consumer alert. >> the complaint by the consumer products safety commission charges the new model of the nap nanny and two earlier versions of being dangerous. the portable recliner has been blamed for five deaths. two previous models recalled back in 2010. the new version is known as the chill. the commission asking for an order requiring nap nanny maker to notify the public about the product defect and offer consumers a full refund. big kaimpkz may be ahead for facebook unless users act now. the company wants to be able to share your data with businesses like instagram. wants to change the way you control who sends you messages. users being asked to vote on the change but unless 300 million people vote results will not be binding. ah, ha. you have until monday to let the company know how you feel. facebook posted a voting app on its site this, is the last chance to apply to get 25s fdz you bought a lap top or lcd television befo
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Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
for them was, a detailed set of reforms in health programs, government programs over ten years, which are going to be tough, but we think they make sense. they don't like all those changes, they might want to go beyond that. but they have to tell us what those things are. you're right on the revenue side. we're proposing to let the rates go back to clinton levels. that would be a good thing to do as a sensible economic policy, and we want to combine that with tax reforms that will limit deductions. there's no surprise in this. we have been proposing this for a very long time. the president campaigned on it and i think that's where we're going to end up. and i think that's there going to be very broad support from the business community and from the american people for an agreement with roughly that shape. >> when you talked about limiting the deductions there have been proposals from governor romney during the presidential campaign, and from other republicans, when you talk about those limitations on deductions, do you include the charitable deduction and the home mortgage deduction?
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Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
against the government-run dam and the water district and in 2006 they reach a settlement. now the first salmon are being truck around the dry beds and other obstacles 160 miles upstream to be reintroduced in the river below the dam because by next spring the scientists believe the last of the details will be sorted out. >> when we have these easements in place we will have the river all year round in perpetuity, and that's exciting. >> california fish and game hope the fall-run salmon will spawn and produce off spring but just to make sure they are scooping eggs from some of the females and artificially spawning them. the young will be raised in pens below the dam and then released. >> and hopefully get out to the ocean, mature and come back and spawn in approximately three years. >> by then the river should be restored from fresno to san francisco bay. safe to say that growers who have relied on the water to irrigate their crops are not happy will the fish. walt has heard plenty from his neighbors. >> they are telling me to go back to san francisco and i'm a farmer here raising,
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
took the challenge by one of his twitter followers asking for an exchange about the role government should play in school food programs. we'll see how they do. >> it's been less than 24 hours since duke and duchess of cambridge announced they're expecting a baby. already speculation on the baby's sex, and name. >> the heir to the british thrown was back at the hospital today here in london, worrying over another heir. a baby. and his very ill wife, the duchess of cambridge. 18 months after they were married the couple expecting their first child but thing dz not go as planned. kate is very early in her pregnancy. because she's so ill, and rb spending days in the hospital, the couple felt they had to tell the world. she has is called hyper emisies gravidarum. >> this is unstoppable throwing up, you can't hold any fluids or food down, some cases hospitalization is require ootd news sent off a frenzy, consuming not just british media but world media. >> speculation now turns to the baby's sex and name. >> we think it's going to be a girl and if it is going to be a girl elizabeth is the
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
federal government. >> and a new un climate change report out says sea level could be prizing -- rising faster than thought. that is especially troubling for those of us living and working near the edge of the bay. and more on the flooding dangers that could be around the corner. >> at high tide this submerged staircase is an erie reminder of the inches separating dry land from water. in 2008 bay waters flooded streets and sidewalks like they did in twut. the united nationspfip level sea levels are rising faster than predicted. >> today's flood going to be tomorrow's high tides. and so we need to get ready for changes, a deeper bay. a bay with bigger waves and more7?s8$ frequent flooding. >> the bay conservation and development commission is in charge of making these maps showing areas in danger of flooding. but now, maybe sooner with models of the un report that now account for melting perma froth. >> san francisco water front will be the last parts of the bay shore to flood. regulators caution if walls aren't built along the bay area shore line, communities can line up unde
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
government releasing the month li jobs report. bettering that expected. the unemployment rate dropping to a four-year low. though some people did stop looking for work. hurricane sandy did disrupt hiring. but not as badly as expected. >>> and a major blow to union rights in michigan. republican lawmakers there have pushed through right-to-work bills. hundreds of activists stormed the capitol, protesting the legislation, which would ban unions from requiring employees to pay fees. >>> and a frightening scene for holiday shoppers this morning. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no o
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. latest incident that sent her to jail overnight. >>> a film based on the shooting death of oscar grant will premiere at the sundance film festival the movie is selected to compete for best dramatic film in utah next week. it is expected to cover the shooting of the unarmed oakland man. grant was killed by a bart officer new year's day 2009. it stars octavia spencer. >>> historic bay area oyster farm is about to be history. interior secretary al czar just announced the government is shutting -- shutting down the drakes bay oyster company. ending a long environmental battle. salazar visited last week and concluded the landscape should be returned to wilderness. environmentalist
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
would like to discuss romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >> treasury secretary geithner and white house aide neighbors head to capitol hill today for separate talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. they will discuss now to avert tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. >>> little progress in talks between the white house and house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you had -- california may be getting into the big game power ball played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today expected to adopt regulations to join power ball on the heels of the staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars two winning tickets were drawn, sold in arizona and missouri. california retailers could begin selling the $2 tickets next year would it bring in 90 to 120 middles to help supplement education spending in -- million dollars to help supplement education in -- spending. >>> let's see if we are winners the weather race today. i think we are if you count raindrops. >>> we are still looking at two bigger storms headed our way, light showers this
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
when quenching your thirst. the surprising ingredient that sparked a movement. >>> government's plan to set off a nuclear bomb on the moon. >>> when it comes to gas prices expect to pay more. motorists on pace to spend a record sum, 483 billion dollars in the year 2012 that breaks down to more than a billion dollars a day. experts say hurricane sandy and an investigation into refinery practices impacted the spike. there's some good news. the energy department projects fuel prices are expected to average about $3 boy 44 next year. >> -- $3.44 next year. >>> a bill called major step toward in protecting your electronic privacy the measure would require sewer a warrant from a judge before accessing content -- -- critics say the bill will do little to keep law enforcement from combing through e-mails and other private electronic messages. >>> did you enjoy your dry commute this morning? >> it was more stable than yesterday. there's going to be rain later on today. >>> live doppler already picking up light showers into the north bay, highway 101 cloverdale, clear lake and dry creek road y
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
week. government issues new warning about reverse mortgages that give seniors immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today the obama administration will recommend seniors be careful before signing one. new starbucks likely coming to a neighborhood near you, planning to open 1500 more cafes over the next five years, averaging two ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> good morning. 5:14. live look san francisco looking across the bay into oakland and east bay, something is happening in the east bay. yes! the raiders game! [ laughing ] >> that was too easy. >> hosting the broncos and peyton manning. >> should be a good
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
millions because by 2014 it may be cheaper to pay government fines under the new law. the study indicates the majority will continue to offer health care to lure and retain employees. meat lovers, steak prices a go higher. ranchers move to rebuild herds after thinning them out during this year's drought. verizon's patent request for a dvr that can hear and see what you are up to at home. the system would allow verizon to send ads taylored to customers' -- taylored to customers' interest. comcast up to something similar a the new york stock exchange i'm jane king. >>> if you see a purse or shopping bag unattended at the mall, do the right thing. police in manchester, new hampshire set up an unusual sting to make sure shoppers stay honest. they've been leaving a cash-filled purse and bag with dvd player outside stores to see finders return them, which is the law there. officers say most had been returning the ups. the few who didn't were arrested after putting their finds in their cars. >> law to be a good person. >> i set up a trap like that for my kids with candy, i won't name n
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
the leaders of the flds and showing that the government is not going to stop. >> reporter: authorities say jeffs, who has since been convicted of assaulting his young brides, used the temple and features he personally designed. there is a table, but it will be made so it can be a table or it can be a bed. it will be covered with a sheet. but it will have a plastic cover, to protect the mattress from what will happen on it. we had rare access to the compound following a police raid in 2008. do 14-year-old, 15-year-old, 16-year-old girls get married here? >> we are talking about our children. >> reporter: this morning, most of the compound's residents have already left. no word what will become of this place -- a rural chunk of land haunted by its past. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> thanks, neal. >>> we're going to switch gears now. try to clear up an ancient mystery. with help of a prominent veterinarian who says she can prove that bigfoot exists and he's related to all of us. nick watt tracked her down. >> reporter: he's elusive. almost
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
, trying to overthrow the country's government. today, neighboring turkey, is asking nato for patriot missiles to defend itself as a precaution. president obama has warned syria the u.s. will respond if chemical weapons are employed. >>> back in this country, federal health officials say the flu season is already here. it's the earliest start in nearly a decade. and take a look at this map. widespread flu already being reported from tennessee into the deep south, texas, missouri and georgia not far behind. this year's strain could be dangerous for children and the elderly. doctors' advice here, get your flu shots. >>> meanwhile here in new york, police trying to find the man in this subway surveillance video, arguing with another man in the middle of the day. seconds later, he pushed that man into the path of an oncoming train. the man was killed. police are checking other video, hoping to find a clear image of the killer. no word on what the two were arguing about. >>> and finally, some quick thinking here saves the lives of these two young girls waiting for their mother outside a st
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
syria's government may be preparing chemical and biological weapons for use against the rebels in that country. senior officials tell abc news there are contingency plans for military action by the u.s., if those weapons become a threat. >>> and back here at home, president obama meets with the nation's governors today on urgent talks to avoid that fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats in congress appeared no closer to a compromise. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: congressional republicans' counterproposal was dead on arrival. the white house quickly rejected the $2.2 trillion deficit reduction plan, that would raise $800 billion in tax revenue over the next decade. but the plan calls for raising the revenue without raising tax rates on top income earners, something the white house views as unacceptable. during a photo op, the president avoided questions about the gop plan. >> no deal better than a bad deal, sir? >> reporter: a senior white house official called the proposal a step backwards. saying if republicans do not agree to some higher tax rates for the wealthy, the n
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Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
tax rates for the wealthy are going up. >> there is no responsible way we can govern the country with those low rates in place for future generations. those rates are going to have to go up. >> i was flabbergasted. i look at him and i said, you can't be serious. >> reporter: the two sides are seriously far apart. the president wants $1.6 billion in new tax revenue over ten years. the speaker wants half that. the president wants spending cuts, $600 billion. to medicare and other programs. not enough, says the speaker. >> if we gave the president 1.6 trillion of more money, what do you think he is going to do with it? he is going to spend it. that is what washington does. >> they have to come to us and tell us what they need. what we can't do is to keep guessing. >> so the ball is in their court? >> absolutely. and they understand that. >> reporter: the good news, it appears the mortgage reduction is not part of the talks. so if they don't make a deal and if we do go over the fiscal cliff what does it mean for you. nearly everybody american will pay more taxes, between 2,000 and $2
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
misrepresented the law. a statement say we're fighting against a federal government seems to value lies over the truth and special interests over the welfare of the community. >> a high profile attorney from texas joined the fight over the richmond refinery fire in august. 4800 people filed suit, claiming health he impacts and complaining the fire was cause bid negligence. local lawyers teamed up with an attorney from houston who helped win a $500 million case against bp. >> cat williams has been arrested again. you might remember will yips had an onstage melt down after an arrest in oakland for allegedly breaking a bottle over someone's head. but today released from jail in seattle. he was charged with resisting arest after refusing to leave a bar following an argument. police say he flicked a cigarette into a woman's face. and involved in an altercation with tree fans who tried to get pictures taken with him. >> still to come tonight at 6:00 republicans offering a solution to ending the fiscal cliff-hanger. how not solving it will affect your family pocketbook. >> from the state
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
. government forbid the company from importing 30 drugs from some of its facilities in india, because of bad record-keeping. ranbaxy won't say where these pills are made. the fda says it can't comment on whether ranbaxy violated the rules. >> the company has real difficulties with quality control, not just in one of a or a couple of its facility, but in many facilities. >> reporter: even though this is the largest maker of generic lipitor, there are enough other manufacturers to make up for any shortages. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and now, we want to show a picture at the heart of a new and growing controversy in american schools. this is a padded room, a photo spreading from washington state to parents around the country. they are called isolation rooms and they're used to restrain some children, including autistic ones. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross brings us videotape, and we warn you, it's not always easy to watch. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows high school student andre mccollins, in the lower right of the screen, about to go through what h
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
federal government. they can do the $5 every month, after 12 months and all of that. they're talking about changing the will you laws. they haven't but you're probably okay with that card at some this point, but use it yes. >> more attention, paul v writes does the fda have laws limiting amount of saturated fats or cholesterol allowed in a serving of pd food? >> they can not. only regulations is prepared foods have to have a box. other than that, they can put anything in it they want. >> i'm in the process of fighting a plumber for a water heater problem. does the lemon law apply to water heaters? >> kind of. there is a different one. it says if you buy a product it has to operate as you would expect it to. you ought to be able to sit in a chair. people stand on a chair and screw a light bulb, it should be able to do that. it should be heating water. 10 years from when you bought it, stuff is allowed to break. but if you're early on, supposed to heat it. >> and hot enough for to you take a shower. a recall for a popular item told soeld at trader joe's. recalling nearly 5,000 pounds o
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
that has the u.s. giving the government there a new warning. >>> political job that new york's mayor bloomberg thinks hillary clinton would be per >>> good tuesday morning. 5:13. sutro tower camera looking at san francisco across the bay into oakland clear out there. no real rain drops right now. a few sprinkles possibly. mike says if you are in the north bay chances are better for that this morning. >>> you are about to see frightening video. an arrest warrant is out for a tv host involved in a stunt that left a chico man with severe burns while magician was per for on tv in the dominican republic. -- the host doused him with flappable cologne and his head was cover -- flammable colon his head was covered in flames, he is optimistic his face will heal with no scars his hand remains badly injured and very painful. >>> troubling signs in syria intelligence reports suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on their own people. u.s. official says according to recently obtained intelligence, syrian forces began mixing two chemicals needed to make sarin. president ob
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
wife who failed to produce a male heir. and it's been nearly a hundred years since government officials had to be present at a royal birth to be sure the baby was not an imposter. >> the duty of the wife of the future king is to provide an heir and hopefully a spare. >> reporter: and now it's time for the next generation. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that's going to bring us to the topic of this morning effacebook question. we want to know -- >> -- what would you name the royal baby? why? log on to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. to let us know what you think. >> what do you think? have any idea? >> no. >> willis. >> will ills. name that baby willis. >> oh, lord. >> that would be a good start, yes. prince willis [ baby crying ] >> if it's a girl, willisandra. >> or something. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
-- [ cheers and applause ] thank you. like the government is on top of things. government seems to be doing a good job, although you'll never guess who criticized president obama. do you remember michael brown? heck of a job brownie, michael brown? the former director of fema who was forced to resign after hurricane katrina. on monday, he criticized the president. he said obama may have acted too quickly. [ laughter ] instead of taking the wait and do nothing approach that worked so well during katrina. that is an interesting point coming from a former fema director and current applebee's employee of the week. [ laughter and applause ] things seem to be getting back on track here in new york. limited subway service is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. the mta is letting people ride the bus for free, which -- [ cheers and applause ] very good news. people don't have to be anywhere any time soon. make no mistake. no bus ride in new york is ever free. there is always a price that will be paid. [ laughter ] mayor bloomberg announced that all cars coming into new york city via the
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
finally from us this morning, good news about the end of the world. the government says those mayan predictions are not true. >> the reassurance has not convinced everybody, however. natasha zuvus met up with a so-called doomsday prepper in san diego. >> reporter: with his gas mask on and machete in hand, nikko says he's ready for december 21st. >> it's possibly the end of the world. i have done some research on it. >> reporter: the mayan calendar only extends to december 21st, 2012. some people interpret that as prediction for the end of the world on that date. >> i've seen how horrific people can be when they really want to be. >> reporter: sanchez is a gulf war veteran. now, he's a prepper, prepared to survive the worst. and he trains others to do the same. how to pack a bugout bag, with medication, a light source and food for years. it's a growing phenomenon. he's only 1 of 102 confirmed preppers in san diego. >> people getting prepared for december 21st this year should be prepared for any possible scenario, whether it be the end of days, civil unrest, nuclear attack, flood, hu
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
billion in unspecified medicare cuts and no limit on how much the government can borrow. the republican response? >> i was just flabbergasted. i looked at him and said, you can't be serious. >> reporter: two prominent republicans told me that house republicans may ultimately give in to the president on extends just those middle class tax cuts. if they do that, george, without a deal on spending, the president would get nothing else and face another big battle early in the year over the debt limit and what the government can borrow. >> to josh with the top stories. >>> good morning all of you. secretary of state hillary clinton has issued a new warning about possible u.s. involvement in syria. clinton traveling in europe today warned the syrian government that the united states will respond if dictator bashir al assad deploys chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces in his country. recent reports indicate there has been new activity at syria's chemical weapons sites. >>> the other developing story right now from that highway disaster in japan. you see the latest vide
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Nov 29, 2012 1:05am PST
updates. >> sandhya, thank you. >>> the government's plan to set off a nuclear bomb on the moon. >> the top secret papers just uncovered when abc7 news at [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. remarkable. newly unclassified documents show there was a planned nuclear explosion planned for the moon. it was conceived during the cold war and the plan called for a ballistic missal to be launched from the earth. they considered using a bomb about the size of the one dropped on hiroshima, but a year later the u.s. dropped the project. >> can you imagine that? >>> we are getting ready forayeders day -- for raiders day on december 6th. it will kick off with a -- with the abc news a
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
months yahoo has been in charge yahoo stock at 52 week high ootz federal government is warning hotels to stop hiding resort fees adding to the bills. this could with good news. >> a lot of travelers thinking about time the ftc sent warning levels demanding they disclose all of the fees they will tack onto the bill. this is drip pricing. then, charging you for the pool. and the center and internet fees can add up to $30 a night. guests must pay whether using perks for not. fcc warning letter says hotels may be violating the law by failing to dislos the fees up front. >> new home sales were still way up above levels we saw last year at this time. commerce zeptz hurricane sandy contributed to the decline last month. that is expected and sales fell 32% on the east coast, but... they grew in mid west and out here in the west. the market was far more robust than last year, sales rose by 17% last month. compared to a year ago. and analysts say supply is getting thin. another sign housing market is rebounding. >> some consider extravagant to have a $3 laut yeah. but what about a $7 cup of joe
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
then, there has been no activity at those airfields. and the syrian government insists it will not use chemical weapons. but that does not mean this threat has gone away. opposition forces are gaining ground in syria's capital, putting more pressure on syria's unpredictable and vicious president. josh? >> and as news becomes available, we'll have it for you. martha, thank you for that. >>> other breaking news from the other major international crisis unfolding in recent days. the egyptian army has been deployed to keep the peace in cairo, after deadly riots erupted outside the palace overnight, between supporters and opponents of president mohamed morsi. you see them here. critics say morsi is trying to install a dictatorship, with his recent power grab and the new constitution written. five people have been killed in the fighting. hundreds more have been injured. >>> new accusations that walmart and the gap may have played a role in that devastating factory fire that made headlines around the world. at least 112 garment workers were killed in the fire in bangladesh last month. this mo
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
being looked at, including providing arms to anti-government fighters. a decision on whether to deploy surface-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. >>> and a major milestone is expected at the u.n. today, when the general assembly votes to give statehood to the palestinians. this comes despite strong opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. >>> and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his former running mate, paul ryan. now, that lunch is not going to be open to the media. but, oh, to be a fly or anything on that wall. >> awkward. have fun, fellas. >>> when we come back this morning, get your motor running. the new cars getting the buzz at the l.a. auto show. >>> and you're goin
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
hoping the guatemalan government would grant him asylum. now he will be headed back to belize where he's wanted for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor. >> you nor any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? he's my neighbor. >> former software mogul says he went underground because he's convinced police in belize want him dead. mcafee managed to evade authorities for weeks by wearing costumes and changing his appearance. >>> apple's ceo says the company will begin manufacturing one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings a
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Nov 30, 2012 11:35pm PST
members of this -- >> no, no. no. >> reporter: and if you don't do it, is there a government service that can come in and do it? >> let me think -- no. >> reporter: the volunteers need a pick tim to practice on. so, they decide i'm the perfect fall guy. >> he's breathing. he's unconscious. we have to hourry. >> reporter: i understand that. that was icelandic for one, two, three. there's a reason they do these training sessions. what's the problem? >> we have -- we were having a bit of a problem with the yellow line. it's stretched too much. >> reporter: after a long and cold delay, the ropes are rerigged and -- all right, i think i'm going up. this takes a huge amount of effort on the part of the rescuers. a huge amount of trust on my part. okay, that last bit was a little bit unnerving. feeling that you could just roll over down the cliff. but i'm here. and the practice isn't over. there's an ice wall to be climbed. they're going to show me how easy it is. or not. this is a lot of work. all right, that's why we have a rope. i have to get my head up. well. that was fun. there. okay.
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
with complete updates. >> sandhya, thank you. >>> the government's plan to set off a nuclear bomb on the moon. >> the top secret papers just uncovered when abc7 news at >>> this is pretty remarkable. newly unclassified documents show there was a planned nuclear explosion planned for the moon. it was conceived during the cold war and the plan called for a ballistic missal to be launched from the earth. they considered using a bomb about the size of the one dropped on hiroshima, but a year later the u.s. dropped the project. >> can you imagine that? >>> we are getting ready forayeders day -- for raiders day on december 6th. it will kick off with a -- with the abc news at 4:00. we will broadcast the game against the den -- the denver broncos. e-mail your fan photos to you report at kgo-tv.com. fun stuff. >> and larry beil and mike shumann will have a special show leading up to that. >> you can't get better pictures. jim harbaugh is playing with fire. his rookie was named the starter . alex smith took the team to the title game. the bar is set. we have reaction on this decision next in s
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
one taken into custody for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and tequila tastings. i'm sure you see that every morning, right? i'm jane king, at the new york stock exchange. >>> we are on the storm watch this morning, we have live team coverage we start with mike and a look at where the rain is now. >>> heavy just about everywhere that's the problem with this morning, all of us except for south bay and extreme north bay getting dealt with a blow of moderate to heavy rain at times here's the embarc
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear cargo shorts that had many pockets on them, violating a bermuda short only dress code. jordan was on the 12th hole when he was asked to change. when he refused, he was asked to leave and never return. but he is michael jordan. so he decided to play out the 18 before he left. >> who knew cargo shorts were controversial? >> pockets. pockets. >> too many pockets, i guess. >>> now, the stalemate in washington over the fiscal cliff. everyone's taxes are set to go up in just over a month if congress and the white house fail to reach a deal. and the talks blew up yesterday, after republicans dismissed the latest offer from secretary tim geithner. just listen to house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader, harry reid. >> listen this is not a game. jobs are on the line. the american economy is on the line. and this is a mo
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
to produce a male heir. and it's been nearly 100 years since government officials had to be present at a royal birth to ensure the baby was not an imposter. >> the duty of the wife of the future king is to provide an heir and hopefully a spare. >> reporter: but now it's time for the next generation. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and we wish them well, and thank you for watching. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" along later, and in this holiday season, we want to leave you with a festive postcard. this one from indianapolis, thanks to our affiliate rtv6. thank them for sending us all the sparkle of downtown indy as the city's famous circle of lights was switched on for the holidays. watch and be merry and good night, everyone. ♪ >>> there has been an arrest for the case of this autistic woman. >> aftermath of a triple weather whammy with another storm coming in. we're live at the scene of a sink hole. >> tonight how an unfinished flood control project prevented downtown disaster. how it works. >> in sacramento, new lawmakers were sworn in today, marking a dramat
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